Sunday, October 17, 2010

Black & White(trash) Halloween

I don't go crazy over Halloween. Really. The skeletons, the gore, the spiders....not my thing.

But I've got boys, and boys want to know "if it's almost time to get out the cool Halloween stuff?" Even if we don't really have any (remember how we dealt with this before?)

When I saw this brilliant idea (with a full tutorial) I knew we had a winner. This household goes through at least a gallon of milk a day, so in less than a week we were ready to craft. The Sharpie came out, the kids got to work,

and when we ran out of ink, some black construction paper, scissors and glue came to the rescue. They got stacked at different levels, and then covered with a black tablecloth and some leftover tulle. With the addition of some Christmas lights, we now have surprise, happiness, and.....uh....the results of letting them do it anyway they wanted. Works for me. The left over black paper got cut into letters and taped up, and for NO MONEY spent? Ghetto fabulous.

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Add that to our classy spooky art wall, and amazing costumes like last years bumble-bunny, and I say we're good to go.

16 comments:

  1. How cute! Makes me wish I had a mantle or an empty shelf the kids couldn't reach.

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  2. So cute. I think I might steal your idea.

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  3. I think your mantle is fantastic!!! Perfect in every way!!!

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  4. That is adorable!!! I love the back of your hair, I'm taking this to my hairdresser, now I need a picture of the front! I'm serious!!!

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  5. I love it! And do you know what I love most? THEY made it and there's nothing to store for next year. Just throw it out when you're done. I loathe getting seasonal decor out then putting it away. I still have Easter Eggs in my Apothecary jar on the shelf!

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  6. I love your ghetto fabulous look. I might just have to make some of these. My kids beg me to do a project on a daily basis.

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  7. I dig the decorations & I don't think it looks ghetto fab. All that money you saved can buy you a few more gallons of milk. Seriously, a gallon a day? Wowsers.

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  8. You're the meaning in my life
    You're the inspiration
    You bring feeling to my life
    You're the inspiration
    Wanna have you near me
    I wanna have you hear me sayin'
    No one needs you more than I need you

    I think I'm gay for you Rebecca!! ;)

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  9. GENIUS IDEA! Ohhhhh my goodness, time to copy you again!

    ANNNNNNNNNNNNND, you don't have to worry about the pumpkins getting nasty and smelly and moldy if you become too lazy to throw them away...which, that like never happens each year with us....

    And I love Rosemary's comment! Ahhhhhhhahahahahahaha! I love Chicago.

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  10. What a great idea! It's looks simple enough that even a bumbling, all-thumbs, crafting wannabe like me could do it. And we go through a couple gallons a week, so it wouldn't take long.

    A gallon a day?! Wow, you're kids must have strong bones ;)

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  11. I loooove a free project that keeps the kids happy! Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah

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  12. My kiddos rooms are decorated with yard and blue painters tape and they made a spider web. They also have tons of pictures just taped up and they love it! Ghetto or not, it makes me smile!

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  13. I want to be a Bumble Bunny someday!!!! I'm soooo jealous!

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  14. You are so creative and talented! What a beautiful Blog site- thanks for letting me visit. :)

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